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How to grow: Grow Herbs - Parsley

Pest management: Cilantro and Parsley Pest Management Guidelines

The Basics

When to plant: Parsley seeds are slow to germinate, allow for 9 weeks from seeds to transplant. Transplant from Feb through May. 

Harvest window: Pick continuously throughout the growing season.

Care overview: 

  • Parsley is difficult to germinate. Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours may improve germination.
  • Plant in rich, moist, well-draining soil in a full sun to part shade location.
  • Once the plant reaches a height of about 8 inches, cut stems back to the base of the plant. 

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